November 8, 2017
Harvey Milk plaza, San Francisco
Honor Harvey Milk on November 8, 2017!
November 8, 2017 was the 40th Anniversary of Harvey Milk's 1977 barrier-breaking election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors as California's first openly gay elected official. That night Milk returned to the Castro where he received a “tumultuous and moving welcome” home.
November 8th was also the 20th Anniversary of the giant rainbow flag first being raised in the Castro, so there was plenty to celebrate. We planned something truly special.
The Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza and Illuminate hosted a large-scale, peaceful and positive public gathering at the intersection of Castro & Market streets to honor the life and legacy of Harvey Milk and to reaffirm San Francisco and California's enduring commitment to equality.
Illuminate is the extraordinary nonprofit behind The Bay Lights and the recent beloved lighting of the Conservatory of Flowers for the Summer of Love. The evening and the public art debut was an exciting collaborative effort between Illuminate and the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza.
THANK YOU to the vast network of sponsors, allies, supporters, friends and partners who joined our effort to make this a monumental evening of inspiration and illumination!
Levi Strauss & Co.
The San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco 49ers
ALLIES, SUPPORTERS, FRIENDS & PARTNERS
LGBT Asylum Project
SF AIDS Foundation
SF LGBT Center
Oakland LGBTQ Center
SF Ducal Council
SF Gay Men's Chorus
Market Street Railway
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Mills College Diversity
Women's March San Francisco
AIDS Survivor Syndrome
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy
CA Historical Society
SF Public Library
SF Human Rights Commission
United Democratic Club
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
Pacific Center for Human Growth
Santa Clara University Rainbow Resource Center
Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association
Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association